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Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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Government Relations

N.J. Legislators Want to Swap Smart Gun Mandates


Legislators in New Jersey seem ready to replace one failed state mandate with another one.



Gun Control Groups Push for Redefining Reality


According to news reports, the Obama Administration is considering redefining a key term that would impact the firearms industry and law abiding gun owners.



NSSF’s Steve Sanetti talks about ‘Smart Guns’ on 60 Minutes


The CBS news magazine program 60 Minutes aired a segment on "Smart Guns" during which NSSF President Steve Sanetti answered questions from reporter Lesley Stahl.



Why Hillary Clinton is Wrong on the Protection in Lawful Commerce in Arms Act


Hillary Clinton made the PLCAA an issue in the Democratic debate to score political points, but her claims about the law are blatantly false.



The FBI Stats are in: Crime in the U.S. Fell Again in 2014


The FBI this month released the 2014 edition of Crime in the United States, and it revealed that the estimated number of reported violent crimes decreased 0.2 percent when compared with 2013.



Nashville Campaign Targets Illegal Gun Purchases


NSSF and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are reminding the public in Nashville and the capital region that stiff penalties are in place for individuals convicted of "straw" purchases.



Anti-Gun Politicians Achieve the Opposite of What they Seek


A recent Gallup Poll found that a staggering 49 percent of Americans consider the federal government to be an “immediate threat,” up almost 20 percent since 2003.



NSSF Statement: Project ChildSafe DOJ-OJP Cooperative Agreement Grant


Following announcement of the award, two gun-control groups voiced opposition to the Department of Justice’s decision to select NSSF and Project ChildSafe to receive the grant.



Sound Policy over Sound Bites


U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) recently introduced the “Responsible Transfer of Firearms Act,” a bill designed to impose even stricter rules on law-abiding firearms retailers.



Thank You, U.S. Gun Culture


A recent study published in the journal Injury Prevention, is ridiculous on several levels.



Hunting Works For America Expands Reach In Pacific Northwest


Today in Spokane, hunters, business leaders, conservation organizations, retailers, tourism experts, and chambers of commerce all came together to cut the ribbon on the newest state chapter of our award winning Hunting Works For America program.



Breaking News: Criminals Break the Law to Get Guns


For all of the policy demands put forward by the gun control crowd, a new study conducted by one of their own confirms what other studies have found - criminals get their firearms illegally.



Firearms Retailers Overwhelmingly Obey the Law; ‘Bad Apple’ Charges Are Not New and Still Rotten


After years of evidence that the vast majority of FFLs are law-abiding business owners that comply with a complex regulatory system the government has created, the anti-gun crowd is again arguing that there are “bad apple” retailers that must be legislated or sued out of existence.



NSSF, NRA, SAF Sue Seattle over Gun, Ammo Tax


NSSF joined the National Rifle Association, Seattle-based retailers and gun owners in filing a lawsuit today in King County Superior Court challenging Seattle's recently approved sales tax of $25 on each firearm and five cents for each round of ammunition (two cents for .22 caliber).



The Surgeon General Re-Fills His Public Health Prescription


President Obama’s surgeon general Vivek Murthy made news again this month by saying he doesn’t regret calling gun violence a public health issue.



Now More Voices Agree on the Need to Fix NICS


Following the recent tragedies in Charleston, Chattanooga and Lafayette, there has been considerable discussion in the media about how NICS works.



NSSF Program Hunting Works for America Continues Growth


Hunting Works For Maine officially launched in Augusta today, making it the 11th addition to the Hunting Works For America family.



As We’ve Been Saying, Let’s Continue to FixNICS


Effective background checks on prospective firearm purchasers depend on the submission of complete, accurate information in the NICS database, and adequate training of those responsible for entering data.



House to Vote on Appropriations Bill with Traditional Ammo Protections


When the U.S. House of Representatives reconvenes this week it will consider the FY2016 Interior Appropriations bill that contains several provisions important to the industry.



Parroting Propaganda Earns Sen. Murphy Four Pinocchios


Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) has proven once again that he is truth-challenged when it comes to firearms facts.